On the occasion of International Human Rights Day today, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed on continuing Bangladesh's 'unwavering commitment' to upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
‘Bangladesh has always been at the global forefront in demonstrating its consistent engagement with human rights mechanisms and institutions and in living up to its national and international obligations to promote and protect human rights,’ she said in a message.
‘Commensurate with our Vision 2021 and Vision 2041, we remain committed to combating poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy that constitute violation of human rights and dignity, and create barriers to the full enjoyment of human rights and social justice by certain number of our people,’ she said
The Premier said her government had lived up to its commitment to ensure justice for the victims of the atrocious crime against humanity and genocide committed during our Liberation War in 1971. ‘In the same spirit, we reaffirm our pledge on this Human Rights Day to continue to support the just struggles for peace, justice, freedom, and human rights of peoples anywhere in the world,’ she added.